program-controlled sewing or embroidery machine comprising a stitch-forming device (2), an integrated microcomputer (4), at least one memory (16, 17) and at least one data interface (5), as well as a keyboard (12) and a display (11) for entering and monitoring or checking values for program control. To retrieve sewing or embroidery pattern data from a remote computer (mailbox) in a simple manner, the data interface (5) of the sewing or embroidery machine (1) is able to be connected directly to the mailbox (10) of a central computer (9) via a data transmission connection (7) via a corresponding modem (6), and the structural units which are necessary for communication with the mailbox (10), such as display (11), keyboard (12) and memory (16, 17) are disposed in the sewing or embroidery machine (1) itself, with the functional processes necessary for communication with the mailbox (10) being able to be controlled and monitored by the microcomputer (4) necessary for controlling the program of the sewing or embroidery machine. The invention further relates to a method of operating program-controlled sewing or embroidery machines.
Mar 17, 2008 |
Elna Quilter's Dream 6003Q